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Enviro-Events Calendar for January 27, 2015




Environmental seminars, forums, education, networking and social opportunities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
& Delaware
 




For free publication, send your event information to: editor@enviropolitics.com



January 22, 2015
Oil & Gas: What You Need to Know Now

8 - 10 a.m., Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. 

Webb’s Year-Round Resort

115 West Lake Road
Mayville, New York

Agenda and Registration


January 23, 2015



























January 23-24, 2015

Alliance for NJ Environmental Education
30th Annual ANJEE Conference
The Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
ANJEE 3.0: E-STEM ~ Indoors and Out
Making connections between STEM education and the natural world Join environmental educators of every description and discipline from across New Jersey and beyond to learn and share innovative ways to connect students of all ages with the natural world – and help them be better equipped to defend it. This year, conference presentations and workshops investigate ways that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be integrated with environmental education to help us better understand our planet and its systems, and explore how STEM subjects can be utilized in the quest for a truly sustainable future. The conference is an invaluable professional development opportunity for any and all educators. Presentations and workshops will feature EE in elementary, secondary, higher and adult education, green school practices and model programs, natural history interpretation, community-based environmental projects, issue-based outreach and more. Plus, the 2-day conference is a lot of FUN! Early Bird registration rates are available through December 24. Registration closes January 15. For more info or to register online, CLICK HERE.


January 24, 2015
In Search of Owls - A Nocturnal Winter Adventure

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association 

7 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. 

$10 members/$15 nonmembers

Join us for one of these explorations of the secret lives of owls. The highlight is our hike searching for these nocturnal residents on the Watershed Nature Reserve. The evening begins indoors, where you will learn about the many species of owls in NJ, their calls and adaptations. We will conclude with a hot beverage. Please register in advance - space is limited. Call
 (609) 737-7592 or email mpolefka@thewatershed.org.



January 24-25, 2015
Conference information here



January 27, 2015

American Gas Exports: Regulation, Finance, and International Trade
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012
Please RSVP. 5 CLE credits available for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

This Symposium will provide a forum for experts in their field—representing government, finance, the legal practice and academia—to discuss the future of liquid natural gas exports from the United States. How much natural gas should, and will, the Department of Energy (DOE) approve to be exported? What are the financing implications of the recent changes to the DOE approval process? In what ways may the law of the World Trade Organization constrain U.S. policy regarding natural gas exports? These questions and more will be explored. 
Welcoming Remarks: Richard Stewart, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law. Introductory Remarks: Robert Seber, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Panel One
Breaking Down the Public Interest Determination - The Limits of What the Government Will Approve. Robert Fee, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy; Richard Revesz, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Sugandha Tuladhar, NERA Economic Consulting; Katrina Wyman, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law (moderator), and Anthony Yuen, Citi Group
Panel TwoBringing American Gas to Market - Financing and Competition Issues Jean-Pierre Boudrias, Goldman Sachs; Saqib Rahim, EnergyWire at E&E Publishing, LLC (moderator); Eric Silverman, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, and Branko Terzic, Former CEO & Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Keynote Address and Lunch
C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates LLP
Panel Three: International Trade Issues – Opportunities and Constraints posed by America’s International Trade Agreements Alan M. Dunn, Stewart and Stewart; Spencer Griffith JD ’82, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Robert Howse, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law, and Joanna Langille JD ’11, NYU School of Law (moderator)

NJ TRANSIT's Ronnie Hakim

January 29, 2015

American Council of Engineering Companies of NJ Breakfast Meeting
8-10 a.m.
Forsgate Country Club
ACECNJ is pleased to announce that NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Ronnie Hakim will kickoff its 2015 Breakfast Meeting series by discussing NJ TRANSIT's focus areas, priorities, and plans for signature infrastructure projects.  This is a worthwhile event for all engineering professionals who do business with NJ TRANSITRegister here



January 30, 2014
In Search of Owls - A Nocturnal Winter Adventure
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association 

7 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. 

$10 members/$15 nonmembers

Join us for one of these explorations of the secret lives of owls. The highlight is our hike searching for these nocturnal residents on the Watershed Nature Reserve. The evening begins indoors, where you will learn about the many species of owls in NJ, their calls and adaptations. We will conclude with a hot beverage. Please register in advance - space is limited. Call
 (609) 737-7592 or email mpolefka@thewatershed.org.







February 25, 2015
Environmental Law for LSRPs and Attorneys
8:30 a.m, - 4:30 p.m.
Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This program will provide LSRPs and attorneys alike with the latest information on the current environmental landscape and opportunities as they relate to site remediation. LSRPs and attorneys will walk away from this course with better understandings of their roles under NJ's legal framework, which is so much more than the Site Remediation Reform Act. Redesigned with relevant topics for practicing LSRPs and attorneys of any and all specialties, this interactive course is "TEAM" taught by NJ's top environmental attorneys, LSRPs and regulators so that all parties to a project understand the perspectives, roles and responsibilities of the other project members. Featured Topics: Spill Act; Industrial Site Recovery Act/UST Act; LSRP/SRRA; Hot Topics - Legal Court & Licensing Board Decisions. More information


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March 9, 2015

NJ Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Breakfast
NJ State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff
8:30 - 10 a.m.
Forsgate Country Club

Monroe, NJ
Register now Member price $70; Non-member price $115.

For questions, contact Candise Tanner at candise@njchamber.com or (609) 989-7888 x121.
NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast














March 17-18, 2015

Ecological Risk Assessment: Practice and Protocols
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Help your client understand how the ecological risk assessment process aids in developing realistic approaches to remediating sites. For LSRP's,understand the role that ecological risk assessment plays in developing clean-up goals for your site. This two-day program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of regulatory expectations of ecological risk assessments from both federal and state perspectives. On Day One, learn about methodologies and innovative approaches being employed to conduct ecological risk evaluations and assessments of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems under CERCLA, RCRA, and various state mandates. On Day Two, NJDEP representatives will take you through the new NJ guidance document for the completion of ecological risk assessments under the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Program. More information

For free publication, send your event info to: editor@enviropolitics.com


March 31, 2015

Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock
9 a,m, - 4:30 p.m. 
Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This one-day course focuses on practical aspects of groundwater in the fractured sedimentary bedrock of the Newark Group (Brunswick Aquifer), where thousands of sites have been impacted by industrial contaminants. Remedial activities at such sites are usually impaired by oversimplified notions regarding groundwater flow and contaminant migration, as well as by the use of inadequate hydrogeologic characterization methods. The course is intended for geologists, hydrogeologists, environmental professionals, licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs), remediation engineers, regulators, and corporate site managers responsible for the investigation and remediation of complex bedrock sites. Participants will have an opportunity to improve their understanding of the hydrogeologic framework best used to represent sedimentary bedrock sites. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0108ca.html


May 7, 14 and 21, 2015 - Optional Lab Day - May 28, 2015

Practical Applications in Hydrogeology
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ralph Geiger Turf grass  Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
This informative program will familiarize you with the theory and practice of hydrogeology, including guiding principles, basic mathematical principles, the identification of problems, the application of different groundwater models, and the limitations of those models. The structure of the course allows you to analyze assigned problems during the week between lecture sessions. Gain Hands-on Experience! Students have the opportunity to sign up for an optional 4th day of class (May 28, 2015 - additional fee of $225 required) where they will receive personalized instruction devoted to well design and aquifer pumping tests. More information


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